Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
three" four x one mm sterling silver rectangle wire
20-1 'Λ* head pins
Two turquoise disc beads
A single Vi* one.seven mm black hollow rubber tube
Two sterling silver ear wires
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Jeweler's saw or tin snips Security glasses Tough, flat floor Awl
Hammer /is" drill little bit
Handheld rotary Resource, flex shaft, or drill push File
High-quality grit sanding pad
Two pairs of chain nose pliers
Wire cutters or tin snips Spherical nose pliers
one.Utilize the ruler to evaluate and mark two one Vi’ parts of 4 x 1 mm rectangle sterling silver wire.
2Using a jeweler's saw or tin snips, cut the 4 x 1 mm rectangle sterling silver wire into two 1 Vi’ lengths.
3.File Every finish in the 1Vi" rectangle wire items to get rid of any burs or rough edges.
If wanted, You need to use the file to around the finishes on the rectangle wire items. Make use of a wonderful grit sanding pad to go in excess of the world in which you have submitted to clean the perimeters and take away any file marks.
4.Make use of the ruler to measure and mark /*." from a single stop in the 1 Vi’ items of rectangle wire and spot a mark in the center in the wire. This is where you'll drill the holes to slide the head pins via.
5.Put on your protection Eyeglasses!!! Location the 1 Vi" rectangle wire pieces onto a hard, flat area. Put The purpose with the awl to the mark you designed Vm,' from one particular conclude on the rectangle wire items, and firmly strike when on the very best from the awl having a hammer. This will make a pilot gap for drilling holes into your rectangle wire.
Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
six.Utilizing a /is" drill bit. drill holes into 1 finish of the rectangle wire parts which has a handheld rotary Resource, flex shaft, or drill push (although nevertheless sporting your safety Eyeglasses!).
seven.Make use of the file or wonderful grit sanding pad to eradicate any burs or rough edges left from drilling holes into your rectangle wire parts.
eight.Curve the two 1W pieces of rectangle wire right into a “C" condition utilizing a ring mandrel and rawhide mallet. If you do not have a ring mandrel and rawhide mallet, use two pair of chain nose pliers. Keeping just one pair of pliers in Every hand, grasp Every end of your one Vi* rectangle wire piece Together with the pliers and gently bend the rectangle wire into a “C* condition. Review the two from the C-shaped rectangle wire parts and alter the curves so that they are similar in si2e. Established these Mens Ring apart.
9.Use the ruler to evaluate and mark the rubber tube into 4 equal pieces measuring Vm’ Each individual. Use scissors to chop the rubber tube.
10.Place the turquoise disc bead on to The top pin and include one V·' bit of the rubber tube, area The top pin through the gap while in the C-shaped rectangle wire, and then increase the opposite V«" piece of rubber tube.
thirteen. Keep The top pin with the bead, mens ring rubber tube, as well as rectangle wire on it in a single hand With all the wire that you bent pointing towards you. Using the round nose pliers, grip the Men's Rings top of The top pin wire that's pointing towards you and roll it faraway from Mens Ring you (consider turning the ignition key to start out your vehicle). Launch the pliers Men's Rings from The top pin wire.
At this point, the opening in the loop at the highest of the head pin wire ought to continue to be substantial adequate to slide the ear wire on. Once you include the ear wire, utilize the round nose pliers to grasp the loop of the head pin wire and roll it shut. You should use the spherical nose or chain nose pliers to adjust the shape with the loop at the very best of The pinnacle pin if you must.
11. Utilize the ruler to measure and mark /(.’ higher than the highest piece of the hollow rubber tube. Along with the wire cutters or tin snips, Lower The pinnacle pin wire Yu.’ previously mentioned the top with the hollow rubber tube.
12. Utilize the chain nose pliers to bend The top pin wire beside the highest from the rubber tube in a 90-diploma angle.
14. Repeat these measures for the second earring.